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Christmas Day 2017

Christmas Day 2017

After eating French toast for breakfast, we gathered in the living room to open presents. The kids opened their “need” and “read” gifts first and then their “shared” gift. Last came their “want” gift. I think they we’re all pleasantly surprised by what they unwrapped.

The day was spent with just the 6 of us this year.  It was really nice to not have to load everyone up, go out in the cold, and venture back home after bedtime.  Movies, tasty dinner & relaxing at home.  Couldn’t have asked for a nicer day 😊

Preschool Christmas

Preschool Christmas

Today was Shecklet #4’s Christmas program at school. The kids sang an assortment of songs, ending with Happy Birthday to Jesus. They did a great job!

It’s hard to believe our run of preschool Christmas programs has come to an end. ❤️  I’m going to miss these events, but I look forward to seeing what this little girl does in elementary school!

Fun at Target

Fun at Target

Two recent trips to Target were not complete without a stop in the Christmas section.

Shecklet #4 took a few calls from Santa and the elves. (I had to tell her which way to hold the phone – she wasn’t sure why it had a cord!)

The boys found themselves heading the wrong way down the chimney.

Cousins in the pool & pearls

Cousins in the pool & pearls

My aunt and uncle are in town to celebrate Thanksgiving with my cousin and his family. Part of their stay involves having the older two grandkids stay with them at a hotel so they can swim. My aunt invites us to bring the Shecklets down to meet their cousins and swim. The 6 kids had a great time spending close to 3 hours in the pool!

After having pizza for dinner, everyone sang HBD to me and we had cupcakes. Yum! Then my aunt gave me a small gift bag containing a Christmas pin of my Grandma Fran’s and the pearl ring she always wore. The pearls in the ring were given to my grandma by my Grandpa Bill – he got them in Japan during WWII. I am thrilled to have this piece of jewelry to remind me of my grandparents 💗

Zoo visit

Zoo visit

We took the kids to the zoo to see the animals and vote for the name of the new baby gorilla. It was a pretty nice day for November.

After the zoo, I was able to go shopping with Michelle. It was great to have several hours to catch up (kid-free) and wander through the stores at the mall. I usually don’t care much for shopping, but when you’re with a friend, it’s much more enjoyable. 🙂